Sinkane – How We Be – Play It Again, Sam

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Sinkane - How We Be

Krautrock, free jazz, funk rock blended with Sudanese pop? Okay…

Sinkane, aka Ahmed Gallab plus his band-mates jaytram on drums, Ish Montgomery on bass, Jonny Lam on guitar, have been going for a while. In 2008 they released their debut album Color Voice and they are on the verge of releasing their forth, Mean Love on September 2nd via City Slang Records. So, what’s his shtick? Languorous, seductive, sensual funky soul it seems.

According to the slightly hyperbolic press release, “How We Be”, the opening track from Mean Love, is “an instant classic, sounding like a lost gem of soul funk, a sweetness of voice alongside honey bass lines, the tune grips you and makes you wish for a dance floor, while enticing you to stay for the whole journey of the album.” Right… Really though, it is damn good. Laid-back and infectious, it demands attention from the get go with it’s combination of hand claps, jagged synths, funky bass and guitar lines and soulful vocals.

He’ll be easier to catch live this summer and autumn (does anyone know why seasons don’t get capital letters?) than hayfever. Check out Sinkane’s tour dates below:

DJ SETS

8.12 Brooklyn, NY @ Doris
8.13 Queens, NY @ Playland Motel at Rockaway Beach
8.05 New York, NY Le Baron

LIVE

08.02.14 – The LOT LIC- Queens, NY
09.04.14 – First We Take Berlin Festival – Berlin, DE
09.05.14 – Grelle Forelle – Vienna, AT
09.06.14 – Deep into the Woods Festival – Heer-Sur-Meuse, BE
09.07.14 – Into the Great Wide Open – Vlieland, NL
09.09.14 – Ekko – Utrecht, NL
09.10.14 – La Badadoum – Paris, FR
09.11.14 – Shacklewell Arms – London, UK
09.12.14 – La Peniche – Lille, FR
09.13.14 – Big Next Festival – Gent, BE
09.16.14 – Scorpitone Festival – Nantes, FR
09.18.14 – Palace – St. Gallen, CH
09.20.14 – Reeperbahn Festival – Hamburg, DE
10.01.14 – Casa del Popolo – Montreal, QC *
10.02.14 – Higher Ground Showcase Lounge – South Burlington, VT *
10.03.14 – Cafe 939 – Boylston, MA *
10.04.14 – Iron Horse – Northampton, MA *
10.05.14 – Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY *
10.07.14 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA *
10.08.14 – DC9 – Washington, DC *
10.09.14 – The Southern – Charlottesville, NC *
10.11.14 – Zanzabar – Louisville, KY *
10.12.14 – Schubas Tavern – Chicago, IL *
10.13.14 – Turf Club – Saint Paul, MN *
10.17.14 – Barboza – Seattle, WA *
10.18.14 – Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR *
10.19.14 – The Independent – San Francisco, CA *
10.21.14 – Echo – Los Angeles, CA *
10.22.14 – Casbah – San Diego, CA *
10.23.14 – Last Exit Live- Phoenix, AZ *
10.24.14 – Club Congress – Tucson, AZ *
10.26.14 – Empire Control Room – Austin, TX *
10.27.14 – One Eyed Jacks – New Orleans, LA *
10.28.14 – Bottletree – Birmingham, AL *
10.29.14 – Exit In – Nashville, TN *
10.30.14 – Ohio State University (Wexner Center) – Columbus, OH *
11.1.14 – Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA *
11.02.14 – SOBs – New York, NY

* with Helado Negro

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